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Porsche restomodder plans air-cooled 911 with supercharged flat-6


Whereas Porsche 911s usually depend on turbocharging for elevated efficiency from their engines, Theon Design headed down a unique route for its newest 911 restomod.

The British firm this week launched the primary particulars on a supercharged 3.6-liter flat-6 it has developed. The engine relies on an air-cooled Porsche flat-6 that Theon rebuilt and fitted with a Rotrex supercharger. The engine additionally incorporates a water-methanol injection system, which cools the charged air within the cylinder and in consequence helps stop dreaded detonation. Such techniques can even assist increase energy.

Theon quotes a peak output of 450 hp and 368 lb-ft of torque for its supercharged engine. Ought to patrons need to persist with naturally aspirated energy, Theon has choices right here as effectively. Prospects can select from naturally aspirated flat-6 engines displacing 3.6, 3.8 or 4.0 liters.

The primary software of the supercharged engine shall be a 964-generation 911 restomod commissioned by a buyer in Belgium. The shopper has chosen a shade of aquamarine that was initially provided on the Porsche 356 within the Nineteen Fifties, in addition to some weight-saving mods.

Additionally new to the automotive is a suspension setup with energetic dampers that had been developed in partnership with an organization known as TracTive. A swap within the cabin will allow the motive force to regulate the extent of damping to go well with the present driving situation.

As with all Theon builds, the automotive was first stripped to the naked metallic after which rebuilt to what the corporate describes as higher than OEM requirements. Ought to the client want, a full carbon-fiber physique may also be produced.

The total reveal of Thoen’s supercharged 911 is deliberate for the approaching weeks.

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